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CLE 1114 Counseling for Church Leaders CLD Course
See Dr. John Shin at 818-421-4520 for details. Class meets for three weekends of June 6-7, 27-28, and July 25-26.


CLE 1114 Counseling for Church Leaders CLD Course
See Dr. John Shin at 818-421-4520 for details. Class meets for three weekends of June 6-7, 27-28, and July 25-26.


Pastors' Breakfast at Denny's
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
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Unreached People Group of the Day

Cham, Western of Vietnam


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Cham, Western

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Congratulations!  You've reached the website of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, with churches in 31 cities of southern Los Angeles County.  Welcome!  We exist to Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip the leadership of local churches, empowering them to make disciples and launch new churches and ministries.  We are here to empower our pastors and church leaders to run their RACE--Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip!


Great Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)

Sin is what you do when your heart is not satisfied with God. —John Piper


When we are weak, then are we strong. When most empty of self, we are most full of God. —Charles Hodge


The voices of childhood echo throughout life. The first learned is generally the last forgotten. —C.H. Spurgeon


A day when you have worked hard brings a blessed sleep.  A life in which you have fulfilled what you’re doing brings a blessed death.  --Leonardo de Vinci


As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate.  --E. B. White


An expert is a man who has stopped thinking because “he knows.”  --Frank Lloyd Wright


The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable.  Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.  –Denis Watley


It was courage, faith, endurance, and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge.  –John J. Watson


We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.  –Epicurus


A few years ago Margaret and I visited the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. We spent hours listening to lectures and reading about people who have made a difference in so many lives. Our tour guide shared something with us that day that surprised us. He said very few of the Nobel Prize winners ever did anything significant after they had been recognized for their achievements. I found it hard to believe, but after doing some research I concluded that he was correct. Daniel McFadden, who received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2000, said, “If you’re not careful, the Nobel Prize is a career-ender. If I allowed myself to slip into it, I’d spend all my time going around cutting ribbons.” Literature winner T. S. Eliot stated it even more strongly: “The Nobel is a ticket to one’s own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it.”  --John Maxwell


Most people spend their entire lives on a fantasy island called ‘Someday I’ll.’ In other words, they think, Someday I’ll do this. Someday I’ll do that. Someday I’ll be rich. They don’t live in the world of reality.  --Author and speaker Denis Waitley


Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.  --Roots author Alex Haley


Next time I’d like to figure out a way to recognize individual effort at every level of the company over the course of the year, not just hold a group celebration at the end.  People would remember how they achieved their own mini-goals in the trenches leading up to the great victory.  The true successful rainmaker doesn’t just develop people.  He or she creates other rainmakers.


Before hiring a star no one knows, search for diamonds in your company that need a fresh cut--especially people who have a reputation for helping others succeed.


Don’t fall for mistaken passion or into muddy rivers.  (as in Colossians 2:4).


40 Days of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association.  See Prayer Resources above for full lists.

Today's SIG Alert!*

Day 20 – John 14.12-13: I am going to the Father.  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.

  1. Pray that our prayers and work will be like those of Jesus, to bring glory to our heavenly Father in all things.
  2. Pray for the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. Willie Jones, his wife Shirlevia and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  3. Pray for the Gospel Temple Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. Cedell Bush, his wife Annie and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  4. Pray for the city of Rolling Hills Estates, their elected and appointed officials, their citizens, and for God’s will to be done in that city.
  5. Pray for the International Mission Board and its president Dr. Tom Eucliff, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, the IMB missionaries, the support staff in the USA and overseas, and international mission volunteers who serve in a variety of short term mission projects.

*see Prayer Resources above.


Contact Us  
Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association
4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101
Long Beach, California 90807
Telephone: 562 676-5640
Mobile: 562-676-5640
Email Us
Regular Schedule  
  • Praying Each Day for the Salvation of 2.4 Million Lost People!
  • Pastor's Breakfast @ Denny's 3333 Atlantic Ave Long Beach on 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month.
  • Prayer Fellowship 2nd Wednesday of each month at succeeding churches (see calendar at left)
See Fall English CLD Schedule

Look at Servantship Zone above for fall semester schedule for LBH Zion Theological School courses and information!

See Laughing Lamb Drama in Links
New Prayer Resource from Grace Memorial

See Prayer Resources link above.

Free book downloads from O S Hawkins Ministry.aspx, and click on O. S. Hawkins online books.

Very powerful, but please note: for 18 and older only!

Please see new prayer requests above.
Info and Application for Evangelistic Block Party Trailer in For Pastors/Churches

Information and Application form for reserving the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer available in the For Pastors/Churches above.

To Subscribe to Harbor Herald Newsletter

 Send your email address to, or your mailing address to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association address, which can be found by clicking on the Contact Us link to the left.

For All Church Leaders!

A Special Service for Pastors, Ministers, and Church Leaders!  See Leadership Zone above!

Does God Have a Wonderful Plan for Your Life, or Not?

You may be surprised at what you find.  Free book download available online.  Go to  From The Way of the Master website.

Saying Thank You to Service Personnel

Ever wanted a way to say thanks to them?  See the Gratitude Campaign in the Links above.

Interesting Videos, Answers, and a Free E-Book
Received an Email Warning of a Virus/Danger/Great Evil/Missing or Sick Child?

To check out if an email is false or true, go to, and/or  They'll have most of the false ones, and you won't look foolish sending a false warning.

Website Calendar Feature

The full-page calendar can be viewed by clicking on the full-page icon at the bottom of the sidebar calendar on the right of this home page.  When you are viewing this full-page calendar, and you click on an event to see its details, you will see an option to sign up for an email reminder.  Every night about 10 PM (PT), emails will be sent out to remind the subscriber of an event's occurence the next day.

To Send Donations to This Ministry

Make checks out to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, and mail to our new address at 4508-A Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach CA 90807.


See Links above.

The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (NAMB) and HELPLINK make the documents related to the following issues available as general informational help to anyone who is interested. Neither the NAMB nor HELPLINK consider the HELPLINK documents to be advice or counseling. Readers should not assume that HELPLINK documents are substitutes for professional counseling as provided by mental health professionals, legal counselors, or religious practitioners.

The primary purpose of HELPLINK documents is to illustrate that a real relationship with God in Jesus Christ is relevant to real issues of living. HELPLINK documents further illustrate how Bible guidelines contribute to living a full and meaningful life.

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